Articles by Labelman

Articles by Labelman

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Get Your Shipping Costs in Shape: 15 Ways to Trim Your Fulfillment Budget

Regardless of if you’re a small business practicing self-fulfillment or have partnered with a logistics company to relieve some of the shipping burden, you know how important a lean yet well-oiled fulfillment strategy is to your brand. Consumers have high expectations—studies show that Amazon has had an undeniable impact on the consumer’s expectation for quick, free delivery—and sometimes t...
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Start-up Spotlight: The Dos and Don'ts of Branding

Start-ups are, by definition, disruptive in some manner. They’re the businesses thought up by the crafty thinkers and entrepreneurs who want to solve a problem. So, it’s no surprise that the early-stage entrepreneurs behind the most disruptive companies have some of the most unique branding ideas. Think of TOMS Shoes’ philanthropic angle or Patagonia’s commitment to producing quality-made o...
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How Have Subscription Services Been So Successful?

In the twentieth century, the subscription business model essentially belonged to magazine and newspaper publishers. As these publications have shifted their presence to be primarily online, and it has become easier to get the news for free, the type of businesses we think of when we hear “subscription” has also changed. Subscriptions can get consumers past online pay walls, or they might s...
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Growing Barcode Trends

Barcodes have been used in business for more than 60 years. Their usefulness and importance to commerce are both undeniable. From scanners at the grocery store to automated inventory systems, businesses continue to find new and innovative ways to utilize these powerhouses of information. Now, more than ever, there is a need for them in the workplace. Barcodes remain relevant worldwide...
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What Are Thermal Labels?

Thermal labels are an integral part of successful businesses. This type of labeling is responsible for a wide variety of labeling requirements throughout each step of a business’s operations, including storage, inventory, and product information. Companies that invest in quality thermal labeling can expect long-lasting, durable labels that stand the test of time and can stay intact regardless o...
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Top Labeling Mistakes to Avoid

Proper labeling is critical to a business’ efficiency. It doesn’t matter how great a product looks or how much advertising you put into your brand name. If your basic labeling isn’t done properly, you’re setting your company up for a potential disaster. Businesses require the proper type of basic labeling for identification purposes, organizational purposes, inventory scanning and more. Whil...
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Thermal Transfer Ribbons Product Offerings

At Blanco, we continuously are expanding our product offerings online. The newest additions to the Blanco arsenal are a wider variety of ribbon sizes, colors and formulations to our site. We are also now carrying ribbons for Monarch, Printronix, Intermec and CAB printers, in addition to Zebra, Datamax and Sato. Click here to view our selection of printer ribbons! We currently offer a TR4085P...
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Trends in Food Packaging and Fulfillment

The food industry is always going through changes and improvements, in the attempt to keep pace with the everchanging consumers and their behavior. It’s not surprising that consumers have more control over the food and beverage industry than they’ve ever had before, and a large part of this power comes from the latest improvements in technology. Social media sites, blogs and apps are all com...
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How to Use Labeling to Keep the Warehouse Efficient

There is nothing worse than having a warehouse of inventory in complete disarray. When your inventory rooms are unorganized, there’s a very good chance that items go missing, shipments aren’t dropped off in the right place and customers aren’t getting what they want on time. A well-run warehouse is imperative to the success of any business. There are lots of different ways to make a warehous...
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Customer Spotlight: Nootropics City

Those looking to push educational or workplace performance to the next level depend on Nootropics City. The Canton, Ohio, company is one of the largest and most popular on-line distributors of cognitive enhancers.  It sells specialty substances and supplements to improve cognitive functions – including executive, memory and motivation – among healthy individuals. Nootropics City earned it...